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I suppose I'm not alone here, but I haven't found a good plan for catching trout feeding on emergers. What emerger patterns do you use most often? Is it a must to seine the water? Are there any good A.T.A.W. patterns? I have tied no-hackle caddis, and the sparkle caddis. I just don't have alot of faith in them yet. So far I like the griffiths knat, and lifting a soft hackle bead head with a crystal flash tail.
Those boogers attacking the surface are frustrating me! Help!!!
Yeah, me too. Lot's of posts in April about the same thing (several from me). I still haven't found my emerger pattern legs (soft hackle is best so far for caddis).
Ok, these fish were Smith's fish, so I dunno if this will help. That and the fact that I don't have a pattern name.....but....we slayed them in Jan, Feb, and Mar. witha little white thing, or actually several varations thereof. I tied some myself http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/ubbngto/smile.gif and bought two from Unicoi.....I think they were called White babydolls or something.....( that's prob. not even close http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/ubbngto/smile.gif ) but anyway, they are basically white dubbing( fine) and a little white wing tied over the body ( like a very thin caddis wing angled back toward the tail). They had a small tail or no tail at all. The ones I tied got 2 or 3 strands of Elk hair and one strand of Flash-a-bou. We used them in a sze 14 or 16 and fished them like wet flies, drifted across the current on a downstream swing. ( Whew!) email me if it sounds like somethin that might work for you, and I'll try to give more detais or even send you a sample of them. http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/ubbngto/smile.gif
06-11-99, 10:06 PM
The traditional wet fly was in fact an emerger, or at least a rising pupa. That white fly (Babydoll?) sounds like a good emerger pattern. You can fish it on the swing like Owl described or a drift-free float like a dry, only with the fly just subsurface. The other day I couldn't buy a strike until I tied on an emerger, drifted it and wham, first drift. You just have to figure out what they are feeding on, try an emerger on a drift to see if they want that.
06-16-99, 05:28 AM
For Caddis, take a look at the PCE (http://www.danica.com/flytier/hweilenmann/pce.htm). It works pretty good for me. For mayfly emergers, I still like the ole standby Comparadun with trailing shuck.
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Man, I thought of you the other day when I hit the Virtual Fly box's site. You want to see emerger patters and recipies??? http://www.georgia-outdoors.com/ubbngto/smile.gif Do a search on caddis emerger r Mayfly emerger and settle in for a year's worth of scoping out patters to tie !!!!!
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